UPDATE: The National Motorsports Appeals Panel today heard and considered an appeal of a safety penalty issued on March 3, 2022 to Joe Gibbs Racing crew chief Chris Gabehart and crew members Derrell Edwards and Blake Houston in the NASCAR Cup Series.
The penalty concerns the following section in the 2022 NASCAR Rule Book: Section 10.5.2.6.
Upon hearing the testimony, the decisions of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel are:
- That the Appellants violated the Rule(s) set forth in the Penalty Notice.
- That the Panel modifies the original Penalty assessed by NASCAR to read: suspended from NASCAR for the next four (4) Championship Point
The Appeals Panel members for this hearing:
- Mr. Kelly Housby
- Mr. Bill Mullis
- Mr. Kevin Whitaker
The Appellants have the right to appeal the decision of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer in accordance with the NASCAR Rule Book.
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See also: Dover Post-Race Penalties
Safety Sections 10.5.2.6: Loss or separation of an improperly installed tire/wheel from the vehicle.
Note: Loss of tire/wheel during the event. Crew Chief (Chris Gabehart) and crew members (Derrell Edwards and Blake Houston ) have been suspended from the next four events (through Charlottte, May 29, 2022)
Original post: Joe Gibbs Racing on Wednesday will formally appeal its penalty stemming from a detached wheel at Dover Motor Speedway earlier this month.
Because of the safety violation during the DuraMAX Drydene 400, four-race suspensions were each issued to No. 11 crew chief Chris Gabehart, jackman Derrell Edwards and front-tire changer Blake Houston.
While under appeal, the JGR crew members listed in the penalty report have been permitted to participate for the No. 11 team.
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